Yet 2005 offers many positive opportunities, believes Mansfield's second-year head coach, Jim Shiffer
"Every year expectations are high," he
made some good catches in preseason," Shiffer
"We're still evaluating," Shiffer
learned a great deal from that situation," Shiffer
, himself an offensive lineman for the Mountaineers
from 1986 to 1988, said he's
juggling lineups trying to get the best players on the field.
On defense, the biggest addition may be on the sideline, Shiffer
said.Dave Likins takes over as defensive coordinator, and Shiffer
has already made a difference.
Mansfield had just 10 quarterback sacks last year, and returning players accounted for just two.But this year's defense should be much more aggressive.
"We're running to the football, playing defense with great enthusiasm," Shiffer
We asked him to run sideline to sideline," Shiffer